T-BAR Steak & Lounge (Upper East Side)

4.7
1325 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
T-Bar Steak & Lounge is Tony Fortuna's new spin on the classic steak house.

Chef Ben Zwicker's menu consists of raw bar that includes tartares; steak
bar that includes prime cuts and as well as tuna and salmon steaks;
appetizers are divided in classic and market driven; sauces are global and
diverse; entrees, too, present a roster of classics and new world items; and
a long, long list of sides complements every dish on the menu. T-Bar &
Lounge speaks to many tastes, from cocktail & wine lovers, to grazers and
full on steak aficionados.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch/Brunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm;
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Phone number
(212) 772-0404
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ben Zwicker
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Private party facilities
Semi private party room with maximum capacity 35 people for seat down dinner.
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Private party contact
Sara: (212) 772-3289
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
73rd Street
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Public transit
6 train @ 77th Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1325 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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YK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always great scene and food is consistent. However they are overdue for a menu change of interesting choices that other steakhouses follow.

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B
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The living room of the UES, Tbar does not disappoint.

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r
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

First time I will write a bad review
1.
I made res and req certain area
Got there and they said yes and then seated us in the middle of main room where noise was intolerable - I have ALWAYS written that they honor reservations - and the attitude this time - was “ oh yes - but nothing is available” - NOT EVEN LET ME SEE HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE
2.
I ordered turkey burger -menu said with spinach and goat cheese.
Never said stuffed with spinach and goat cheese.
When I complained to waiter - he showed me menu and told me it said it- I pointed out it did not say stuffed - he said okay and walked away. I did not eat it as I hate goat cheese. No apologies - no attempt to take off check or order me one without stuffing.
3.
Asked for more olive bread when we first sat down. Never came
4.
Others in our party ordered brisket - told wAiter potToes cold - again he did nothing to resolve this


First time of many many times - GREATLY DISAPPOINTED

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ordered the 40oz steak for the three of us, it was cooked perfectly and it was delicious! I wish they had mashed potatoes for lunch! Great desserts, just a great place!

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NK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

T-Bar has become our regular Friday night dining spot. Service, food and vibe is excellent!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and service were terrific but the noise level at dinner made it difficult to carry on a conversation.

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f
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great steaks, salads and service. Wish lower priced wine options.

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AW
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The house salad was delicious and the steak was perfect
we loved the French fries and brussel sprouts

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BM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall very good; great service and food always good

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GW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambience was just as good as always. TBar does not disappoint and always strives for pleasing the customer as best they can.

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LS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a business dinner for a group of 6 and this was perfect. The food was delicious, service was prompt and the drinks were strong. Definitely will be back!

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KK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice variety in menu. Salads etc.Good for “ladies who lunch.” In fact many men there at lunch as well. A little noisy, but could be
Much worse.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Asked to sit downstairs. Sat us at a table closest to bathroom on balcony. Not a cozy table as we are used to. We have been coming to TBar for years. We should be on some type of VIP list as in other restaurants we frequent. And, we brought guests who we thought would love it as we do, they live be in the neighborhood. FYI.

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J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice Sunday brunch is served at a reasonable price. I would absolutely recommend. Not often does one see such a well priced brunch in New York City!

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BF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local place. Food is always consistent

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m
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you for the fine service to celebrate our 'kids' 1st anniversary.
All 3 generations loved it.

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J
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Spot when you want to take in a neighborhood.
Happy we stepped out of the tourists area.

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always consistently good. Very friendly atmosphere. And just enjoyable to be with friends and have a nice dinner

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p
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great My friend and I had two different types of salads. Both were tasty. Especially the gluten free French fries. Define toy will go back again. Have been for lunch many times

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K
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This place is good enough for a neighborhood meet up dinner with freinds...i would not go out of my way to go there.. the food is ordinary, but good enough.. theres lots of activity in this restaurant..i think because its a local Ues place.. and convenient for most... also its better than most in the local area. Nice neighborhood restaurant..but nothing memorable in way of food.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is consistent , the olive bread is amazing

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best experience in t bar, the owner it’s amazing, the staff is great, hostess was really friendly, it was amazing.

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C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful for lunch. A bit noisy for dinner.
The food and service are excellent.

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F
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was wonderful, main dish’s were very good, the salads are awful. They lack taste and sparse in what they include.

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a
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a great meal. Kale salad leaves a lot to be desired but the rest of our dinner was certainly memorable.

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LS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very pretty restaurant. Light and pleasant decor. Limited menu. Noise level even at a late lunch was disconcerting. Wait staff is excellent. Not much choice in the food category. I remember this as the Lenox Room years ago. It is a nice option as a neighborhood restaurant but a bit disappointing. I was truly impressed by the wait staff. I was told by friends that the vibe at dinnertime is deafening. Where or where is there a lovely restaurant on Manhattan that is conducive to conversation during dinner? Or do we have to pay outrageously to sit at a table at a restaurant that is popular, has fine food, but casual enough to be comfortable and welcoming, not fancy?? I wish I knew. But I do commend the wait staff here.

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b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service was great. But i requested a high chair and when we got there was informed they don’t have one. The hostess said someone should have called, but they didn’t. Also, when they packed up leftover steak to take out, they didn’t include the bone which I requested.

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A
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Eaten here Multiple times. Service was awful!!!!! Disappointed

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was excellent. Constantly checking on us and as sweet as good be. Unfortunately,did not get her name but she did say she was also a bartender.

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M
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good, lunch or dinner. Enjoy everything!

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r
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks
Great service
Always hono reservations and timed

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LC
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem that has reliable service, fine food and a neat, clean and acceptable dining facility. Tony and his staff have been around "forever" and pay careful attention to detail. The T-Bar salad (with or without added chicken, salmon or shrimp) makes for a perfect lunch. Kudos!!!

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D
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Consistently decent but I still find it over priced for what you get.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Completely ignored by server and chicken severely over cooked for $30.

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J
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We come there at lease 8 times a year when we travel
Our Experience Was not good this time
The waiter left in the middle of our dinner
Nobody came to ask if things are good when they Served the food
We sat at lease a half hour with dirty dishes
I know it was the end of the night but we paid just as much as everybody else and we expect it to be served the same as always
Not this time
Very disappointed !

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YO
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious dinner with great service! My husband and I were visiting our son and his fiancé who live in the upper east side and wanted a nice dinner. We almost left when initially seated because we thought it was too modern and formal for what we were looking for. I’m so glad we decided to stay! Our waiter was attentive and so positive. We all ordered the filet mignon with a variety of sides. Everything was delicious - particularly the steaks. Would definitely return!

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e
Miami
111 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

tables are much too close to each other making it very difficult getting in and out. my wife who is physically handicapped and needs a walker was unable to use the walker when we tried to leave the restaurant...NOT good!

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DD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steakhouses in the city. Great bread, iceberg wedge, NY strip, mashed potatoes and mac & cheese.

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DS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our delicious steak.
Everything was grest.

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DV
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My teenage son and I visited T-BAR with a longtime family friend, who is a 94 year old WW II vet, and whom I hadn't seen in several years.

There couldn't have been a more perfect location for a dinner. It was intimate and quiet enough that the gentleman could share stories about his time in the European theatre with the 102nd Div., and his life afterwards in New York. It was vibrant enough and had a terrific ambiance. The staff was incredible. They accommodated last-minute seating requests so that everyone was properly situated. I had the best martini I've had in years. And the food was simply excellent.

I hope this isn't the last meal we have with my 94 (almost 95) year old friend. But if it was, then T-BAR was the perfect place to spend it. It was an evening I'll never forget, at a restaurant to which I'll always be indebted.

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